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  1. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 1 | 10:30 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  2. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 1 | 11 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  3. Art History Survey Course
    Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

    Thursday, May 1 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  4. What’s in the Box?: People

    Thursday, May 1 | 11:30 am

    Portraits can tell us a lot about a person. Come to the Museum and explore people in art.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new adventure in the...

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  5. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 1 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  6. STEAM Makers Fair for Teachers

    Thursday, May 1 | 4:30 pm

    Join us for an after-school interlude exploring STEAM through drop-in, hands-on, creative demonstrations connecting techniques in the visual arts with STEM. The relaxed...

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  7. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 2 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  8. Friday Night Sound Bites: Challenges of Leadership

    Friday, May 2 | 6 pm

    How does one lead gracefully in difficult times? See how an artist’s complex composition suggests the tensions that accompany military leadership.

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  9. Friday Night Sound Bites: Challenges of Leadership

    Friday, May 2 | 7 pm

    How does one lead gracefully in difficult times? See how an artist’s complex composition suggests the tensions that accompany military leadership.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  10. Art History Survey Course
    Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting

    Friday, May 2 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  11. Film: Purple Noon

    Friday, May 2 | 8 pm

    Alain Delon stars as Tom Ripley, a shape-shifting charmer freeloading off his rich friends on the sun-baked Italian coast, his calm surface hiding sinister motives....

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  12. Workshop: Art as a Springboard for Learning in the Pre-K Classroom

    Saturday, May 3 | 10 am

    Animals, environments, seasons, transportation, buildings, family, and more! The Pre-K curriculum explores a huge range of topics. This workshop examines how works of art...

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  13. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour

    Saturday, May 3 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  14. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 3 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  15. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 3 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  16. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 3 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  17. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 3 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  18. Weekend Family-Friendly Tour

    Sunday, May 4 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries.

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  19. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 4 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  20. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 4 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  21. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 4 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  22. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 4 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  23. Beau Chant
    Rodin et les femmes

    Sunday, May 4 | 3 pm

    The powerful and sensual sculpture of Auguste Rodin inspires this concert by Beau Chant, a local duo of accomplished classical vocalists. Five of the sculptor’s...

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  24. Senior Sampler: Mother and Child

    Tuesday, May 6 | 10 am

    Look at how artists in numerous cultures and through the ages have represented mothers caring for their children. Draw a colored-pencil study of a mother and child.

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  25. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 6 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  26. Senior Sampler: Mother and Child

    Tuesday, May 6 | 1:30 pm

    Look at how artists in numerous cultures and through the ages have represented mothers caring for their children. Draw a colored-pencil study of a mother and child.

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  27. Floral Luncheon

    Wednesday, May 7 | 1 pm

    Before the floral demonstration, Iris restaurant serves a delicious buffet lunch in East Building. Advance reservations are required for the luncheon. Seating is limited....

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  28. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 7 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  29. Zoë S. Webster Floral Demonstration: ¡Fiesta! Estampas de la raza and the Beautiful Colors of Latin America

    Wednesday, May 7 | 2 pm

    Flowers play a huge part in the decor and celebrations of all Latin Americans. Explore vibrant colors and textures with Steve Taras of the Watered Garden Florist as he...

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  30. Art History Survey Course
    Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

    Thursday, May 8 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  31. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 8 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  32. Webinar: Sketchbooks and Journals—Helping Students Observe and Respond

    Thursday, May 8 | 5:30 pm

    ELA and science teachers share their strategies for using sketchbooks and journals in their classrooms to assess student learning and help students deepen observation...

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  33. Dining after Dark: Treasures in Judaic Art

    Thursday, May 8 | 6:30 pm

    Enjoy an evening dedicated to a distinguished part of the Museum’s permanent collection, the Judaic Art Gallery. The NCMA is one of only two U.S. art museums with a...

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  34. Lunch and Lecture: Sacred Motherhood

    Friday, May 9 | 11 am

    Spanning thousands of years and numerous cultures, Sacred Motherhood explores the symbolism behind the representation of a woman caring for a child. Join exhibition...

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  35. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 9 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  36. Friday Night Sound Bites: Changing the Story

    Friday, May 9 | 6 pm

    In Estampas de la raza, artist Carlos Francisco Jackson offers an interpretation of historical events of the early 1960s. Consider how a contemporary artist revises an...

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  37. Friday Night Sound Bites: Changing the Story

    Friday, May 9 | 7 pm

    In Estampas de la raza, artist Carlos Francisco Jackson offers an interpretation of historical events of the early 1960s. Consider how a contemporary artist revises an...

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  38. Art History Survey Course
    Pop, Minimalist, and Conceptual Art

    Friday, May 9 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  39. Film: The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Friday, May 9 | 8 pm

    Sociopath Tom Ripley is hired to insinuate himself with a dissolute playboy; he melts into the lifestyle with amoral aplomb. Minghella’s “hypnotic, sensually charged...

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  40. Art Day

    Saturday, May 10 | 10 am

    On Art Day curators and conservators team up to examine works of art brought in by Museum visitors. Assisted by the Museum librarian, staff members will help you discover...

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  41. Family Fun Saturday: Made from Nature

    Saturday, May 10 | 10 am

    Did you know the Museum collection includes works made from natural materials like twigs, cedar, and dirt? Discover unusual sculptures inside the galleries and in the...

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  42. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 10 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  43. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 10 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  44. Saturday Studio: Printmaking Explosion

    Saturday, May 10 | 1 pm

    A gallery and studio class for youth ages 11 to 14. Explore the exhibition Estampas de la raza, and experiment with several printmaking processes including monoprints and...

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  45. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 10 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  46. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 10 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  47. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 11 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  48. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 11 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  49. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 11 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  50. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 11 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  51. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 13 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  52. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 14 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  53. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 15 | 10:30 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at the Museum.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new...

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  54. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 15 | 11 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at the Museum.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new...

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  55. Art History Survey Course
    Land Art, Installation, and New Media

    Thursday, May 15 | 11 am

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

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  56. What’s in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, May 15 | 11:30 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Let’s explore creative movement at the Museum.

    Preschoolers, ages 2–5, and their caregivers discover a new...

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  57. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 15 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  58. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 16 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  59. Friday Night Sound Bites: Color in Context

    Friday, May 16 | 6 pm

    Consider the interplay of color and technique in art on display in the Museum’s contemporary galleries.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a...

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  60. Friday Night Sound Bites: Color in Context

    Friday, May 16 | 7 pm

    Consider the interplay of color and technique in art on display in the Museum’s contemporary galleries.

    Join a Museum docent for a casual, in-depth exploration of a...

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  61. Art History Survey Course
    Land Art, Installation, and New Media

    Friday, May 16 | 7 pm

    Lifelong learners rave about Museum lecturer Joseph Covington’s course! His conversational style and breathtaking images—many captured during his world travels—enrapture...

    READ MORE

  62. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 17 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  63. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 17 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  64. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 17 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  65. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 17 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  66. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 18 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  67. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 18 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  68. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 18 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  69. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 18 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  70. Senior Sampler: Spring Scenes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, May 20 | 10 am

    View light and color in impressionistic landscape paintings. Capture the freshness of a spring scene as you work outdoors with pastels on paper.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  71. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 20 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  72. Senior Sampler: Spring Scenes

    SOLD OUT - Tuesday, May 20 | 1:30 pm

    View light and color in impressionistic landscape paintings. Capture the freshness of a spring scene as you work outdoors with pastels on paper.

    Even if you’ve never...

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  73. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 21 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  74. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 22 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  75. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 23 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  76. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Collecting Bug

    Friday, May 23 | 6 pm

    The Museum’s Kunstkamer (art room) suggests a 17th-century Flemish collector’s compilation of fine art and rare items. Consider the joys and vagaries of collecting and...

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  77. Friday Night Sound Bites: The Collecting Bug

    Friday, May 23 | 7 pm

    The Museum’s Kunstkamer (art room) suggests a 17th-century Flemish collector’s compilation of fine art and rare items. Consider the joys and vagaries of collecting and...

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  78. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 24 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  79. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 24 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  80. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 24 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  81. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 24 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  82. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 25 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  83. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 25 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  84. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Sunday, May 25 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  85. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Sunday, May 25 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  86. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Tuesday, May 27 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  87. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Wednesday, May 28 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  88. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Thursday, May 29 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  89. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Friday, May 30 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  90. Friday Night Sound Bites: Remembering Those Past

    Friday, May 30 | 6 pm

    Examine works in the Museum’s ancient collection and see how artists help us know details about everyday people who lived thousands of years ago.

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  91. Lecture: Estampas de la raza: Prints, Politics, and Postmodernism

    Friday, May 30 | 6:30 pm

    Charlene Villaseñor Black, associate professor, Department of Art History, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
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  92. Friday Night Sound Bites: Remembering Those Past

    Friday, May 30 | 7 pm

    Examine works in the Museum’s ancient collection and see how artists help us know details about everyday people who lived thousands of years ago.

    Join a Museum docent...

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  93. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 31 | 11:30 am

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  94. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 31 | 12:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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  95. Docent Tour: Explore the Collection

    Saturday, May 31 | 1:30 pm

    Visitors can join the docent-led tour that meets at the West Building Information Desk each day. This free tour is a wonderful introduction to the Museum’s permanent...

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  96. Meet Your Museum Tour

    Saturday, May 31 | 2:30 pm

    With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, the NCMA offers much to see and do. This free guided tour introduces visitors to the...

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